« on: November 27, 2013, 01:24:35 PM »
If the "Year of the Lens" turns out to be just slapping IS on some existing lenses, I will be highly disappointed.
Um, have you seen the 35mm IS versus the old 35mm f/2?: TDP Link
Or versus even the 35mm f/1.4L (at f/2): TDP Link
You can't tell me that lens is not impressive considering its size and price. I know its not nearly as impressive as the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, but it's also much smaller and costs half as much. On paper it is the most hand-holdable lens ever made (using the 1/FL rule of thumb, a sharp picture could be had at 1/2 to 1/2.5 sec).
The 24mm IS and 28mm IS are just as good, and I, for one, welcome our new higher-quality non-L lenses. I think I'll probably pick up the 50mm when it is released. I wasn't happy with the 50mm 1.8II or 50mm 1.8 I, and I think the focusing definitely needs improvement on the 50mm 1.4 (especially when used with a focusing system like the 5D Mark I).